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The Downside of Money

Always a little more.
John D. Rockefeller, on how much money it takes to satisfy a person

I bet you’re all wondering what it’s like to be a billionaire. It’s disappointing really.
John Andrews

There is a burden of care in getting riches; fear in keeping them; temptation in using them; guilt in abusing them; sorrow in losing them; and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.
Matthew Henry

Where did it all go?
David Feherty, on achieving £1 million in career earnings

Money can do much good, as well as bad, but it cannot buy a rich life. Balance, humor, giving, living, loving, laughing, learning, time-budgeting, having integrity, being nice, working hard and playing even harder all equate to a richness beyond dollars and cents.
Robert Dedman

The Importance of Thrift

Frugality is a handsome income.
Desiderius Erasmus

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.

Frugality makes a poor man rich.

Without frugality few can become rich, and with it few would become poor.
Samuel Johnson

There’s a fine line between being frugal with your money and being a tightwad. What ultimately separates the two is attitude and motivation. Frugal people save money because they think it can be used better in other areas of their budget. Tightwads save money because they’re reluctant to let it go.
Larry Burkett


If you have nothing in life but a great friend, you’re rich.
Michelle Kwan

Bad company corrupts good character.
1 Corinthians 15:33

Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Friendships are valuable. If your partner is also your best friend, that’s invaluable. I just made Barbara smile.
Jack Nicklaus

The Adversity Advantage

Many a rich father wishes he knew how to give his sons the hardships that made him rich.
Robert Frost

I feel sorry for rich kids now because they’re never going to have the opportunity I had. I don’t think I could have done it if I hadn’t had the tough days to begin with.
Ben Hogan

Teaching consists of causing people to go into situations from which they cannot escape, except by thinking. Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert Heinlein

When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through – I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we are. You can be disadvantaged in many ways, and one way may be not having had to struggle.
William Batten

If we spoon-feed our children healthy doses of enrichment, but don’t give them time to struggle, to be frustrated, and to fail, they are not likely to put their fledgling talents to full use down the road. They need the time and space to experiment, to be bored, to plan and rehearse their ideas and put them into action.
Dr. Paul Donahue

Be Grateful

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Daniel Webster

I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
Gwyn Thomas

Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
William Ward

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
Oprah Winfrey

About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
Dale Carnegie

Benefits of Giving

When you’re a giver, your life is rich – full of laughter, enjoyment and generosity.
Robert Dedman

The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.
Matthew Henry

If you share your money, you’ll always have enough. And if you don’t, you’ll never have enough.
Chi Chi Rodriguez

As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.
Victor Hugo

I have found that when I gave to and shared with others, I almost always ended up helping myself. I got a better understanding of who I was, and my life improved as a result.
Earl Woods

Relax with a Book

Without the love of books the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure, the poorest man is rich.
Leon Gutteman

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris

If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all.
François Fénelon

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles Eliot